Anyone who has ever been to San Francisco knows this city will steal all the money in your wallet before you even blink an eye. Well imagine living here… I’m not sure I’ve seen a dollar in my wallet this entire time. So because of this unfortunate situation, of being a broke 23 year old living in San Francisco, I had to pick up a side job. That job is to be a sales person. My client base you might ask? The two biggest suckers I know: my mother and father. It’s really all about the delivery of the pitch in my opinion, and this is how I ended up at the beautiful Waterfront Restaurant. Being that my mother is the reason I am a foodie, she loves pretending she’s 23 and living in San Francisco, and she is ecstatic about my new love for blogging; I knew exactly what to say. To link this back to my financial struggles, having this blog doesn’t come too easy… it requires funds to permit me to eat, drink and play! The cure to this problem I decided is that I need investors! And who would be a better investor than the woman who wants me to have this blog maybe more than I do? No one. Looks like I may need to change careers and think about sales because I landed my first investor as easy as pie.
What we Ate:
Ahi Tuna Tartare
Soy Plum Marinate, Avocado, Wonton, Daikon Sprouts
Dungeness Crab Cakes
Meyer Lemon Aioli
Dungeness Crab Salad
Avocado, Beets, Lime Vinaigrette
Dungeness Crab, Manila Clams, Prawns, White Fish, Rich Tomato Broth
Pan Roasted Sea Bass
Caramelized Root Vegetables, Arugula, Meyer Lemon Aioli
What we Drank
Wente Riva Ranch Chardonnay
My favorite Chardonnay out there
What we Like:
Well to start…. we liked everything
The Views! The Waterfront has an outside patio that is covered so it provides a weather shield if you will, and a second lined by windows. We were lucky enough to sit in a window seat on the second tory looking out over the water, with a view of the Bay Bridge. If looking out over my favorite Bay isn’t the best view ever, I don’t know what is.
The Cioppino! There isn’t anything much better than Cioppino in my opinion so you will find that I order just about any time I see it on the menu. This Cioppino was a little different than any I have had before and I loved the new twist. The tomato broth had a special zing of spice to it which made you just want more and more after each bite. It wasn’t an overwhelming spicy but it definitely added another dimension and in my opinion it was awesome. Get this, you won’t regret it.
The Ahi Tuna Tartare! This was a perfect appetizer. I hate appetizers that come out and make you too full to eat your meal. This was a perfect two-bite size appetizer that tasted fabulous. Not to mention… have you seen the pictures? It looks like it was created in heaven!
Both Dungeness Crab plates! The Dungeness crab at the Waterfront was perfectly fresh and tasteful in both the Crab Cakes and the Crab Salad. The Crab Cakes were light and addicting… I could have ordered plate after plate. the Crab Salad came with a colorful and beautiful arrangement of beets and avocado and a healthy amount of crab. If you like crab, beets and avocado there is no way you won’t love this salad. I’m not usually the hugest beet fan and I think this salad made me rethink my position.
The Pan Roasted Sea Bass! Last but not least. This plate was not my own but you would have thought it was during the meal. The caramelized and aioli sauce with the fresh Sea Bass added an amazing extra flavor kick that made your taste buds tingle. I would say my mother out-ordered me but I’m not sure anything can out order Cioppino.
The Wente Rive Ranch Chardonnay! For those of you who don’t know me, you will soon learn that this is my favorite white wine and it will likely be showing up in many other blog posts. It’s the perfect California Chardonnay with a perfect buttery finish that is not overwhelming but complimentary to the pallet. Riva and I are great friends.
To say the least I had great views, great company, great food and great wine. I would recommend the Waterfront as a great lunch, diner with friends or family, or a great date spot. Try it out and don’t say I didn’t tell you what you should order, though by the taste of it… I’d say you’re safe with anything on the menu!